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posted. >>> we turn now to another celebrity story, sort of. staying in full character, comedian stephen colbert testified as an expert witness on capitol hill now the star brought his own version of truthness. colbert mocked those who claim that immigrants are taking away jobs from americans and here is his full testimony. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congressman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw the tension to this important complicated issue and i certainly hope my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. as we've heard this morning, america's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans have already started. unfortunately, my gastrointurologist has informed me in no uncertain terms that they
less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax breaks. >>> well stephen colbert will be appearing before congress today. >> he will testify at a house hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. last month colbert picked vegetables at a farm, and he took part in a effort to replace illegal immigrants that work on farms. >> i went out there, and i worked 10 hours in the field, and i had to stop because my doctors told me i developed a condition known as a blister. >> he and fellow comedy central host jon stewart will be on the national mall. >>> good news heading into the holiday season. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "money scope " report with general motors scaling down. they will lock to raise $8 million to $10 million to help the government fetch the highest possible share price, making it more likely to eventually recruit its $50 million bail out. >>> sales of previously-owned homes rose last month. they are on pace to finish this year as last despite cheaper practices and record-low mortgage rates. >>> macy's pl
be a different electorate. she has a good feel for that. >> greta: she used the same of senator ted stephens. everyone seizes upon that name. >> right the think about ted stevens, if you are from alaska, republican or democrat, he was alaska, essentially. i think people identify with stevens, regardless of their political party because he delivered so much for the state. >> greta: now to your article. don't mock the tea party, why? >> this is not me saying i love the tea party. it is more saying they are not a joke. and they've been treated like a joke. the fact of the matter is, they are a serious movement. they have the potential to be -- they are very serious now and they have the potential to be more serious. i compare them to the goldwater movement. these are people who are very dissatisfied and very organized. i just read a book, a great job describing the tea party and helps you understand how much the press misrepresents them. i think you know that from being out talking to people. they are not this sort of yokels that they've been portrayed in the media. >> greta: the media has been
, especially when you consider they had time to bring in stephen colbert to deliver a stand-up before congress but they don't have time to vote on the bush tax cuts are or the estate taxes. >> sean: a little under 100 days to die so you don't have to pay the death tax. >> people are crossing their finger. >> sean: if you die december 30ers, no estate tax. if you die january 1st, as of now, 55%. >> you have barney frank shaking in his pants bringing in former president clinton. >> i don't want to think about barney frank shaking in his pants. leave his pants out of it. >> sean: ouch! you are going back to the -- >> i don't want to get personal with barney frank. >> sean: the tax foundation is running numbers, the tax hikes coming down the road, they say are eye-popping. for example, somebody with as<)é combined income $122,000, two kids income going up nearly $5,000. family of four, $45,000 a year their income going up over $2,000 if they don't move. i think was one of the greatest acts of cowardice in our lifetime, leaving town not telling us before the election where they stand. >> absolutel
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